IT’S OUR CONVENTION: USE IT OR LOSE IT? by Peter Mittler

The article below was written by Professor Peter Mittler as a Guest Editorial for the Disability, CBR and Inclusive Development journal,  published in 2012 for people to promote Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) for all people with disabilities in Low and Middle Income countries. However, it is now very relevant for the same reason for people with … Continue reading IT’S OUR CONVENTION: USE IT OR LOSE IT? by Peter Mittler

Dementia and human rights, by Professor Peter Mittler

DAI’s Human Rights Ambassador Professor Peter Mittler CBE wrote a guest blog for Independent Living UK recently. The following is a portion of this important article “Dementia and human rights”. “Dementia diagnosis often leads to exclusion People with dementia have ‘lived independently and been included in the community’ all their lives, but they encounter deep-rooted and … Continue reading Dementia and human rights, by Professor Peter Mittler

Journey into ‘ALZHEIMERLAND’ by Peter Mittler

As part of our celebrations for World Alzheimer’s Month 2015, or Dementia Awareness Month as we have been calling it, we are proud to publish an excerpt from a chapter in a book, written by one of our members in the UK, Professor Peter Mittler. Peter Mittler is Emeritus Professor of Special Needs Education at the … Continue reading Journey into ‘ALZHEIMERLAND’ by Peter Mittler

Announcing the 2018 DAI Board & the AGM Chairs Report

This week DAI held it’s third (or fourth?!) Annual General Meeting where we elected in new members to join the 2018 Board of Directors. Although not officially in their roles until January 1, 2018, we are very pleased to announce who they are today. Three board members have also agreed to continue on in their Executive roles, and … Continue reading Announcing the 2018 DAI Board & the AGM Chairs Report

UN Special Rapporteur: The Right to Health

Earlier this year the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Mr. Dainius Pūras, from Lithuania presented his visionary report on mental health to countries at the Human Rights Council (report available in several languages here). We congratulate them on this very important work. The report provides an important framework and road map for mental health … Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur: The Right to Health

World Health Organization adopts Global Action Plan on dementia

The World Health Assembly today adopts the WHO Global Action Plan for a Public Health Approach to Dementia in Geneva. We are delighted DAI member and Human Rights Consultant, Professor Mittler CBE arrived on Friday and took  the baton from me to represent us all, along with Amy Little, Executive Lead of GADAA. Paola Barbarino, ADI’s CEO was privileged to make … Continue reading World Health Organization adopts Global Action Plan on dementia

The 70th World Health Assembly 2017

As one of eight co-founders, and current Chair and CEO of DAI, I’ve been in Geneva this last week attending the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA). Professor Peter Mittler arrived yesterday as well. The theme this year and a brief statement about what the World Health Assembly is about is below, and you can read much … Continue reading The 70th World Health Assembly 2017

Dementia and disability rights #DAW2017

The last few years, in particular for people with dementia representing themselves and since the WHO First Ministerial Conference on Dementia in March 2015, the pace of the activity towards a human rights based approach to dementia that also includes full access to the CRPD and other Conventions has been a major focus of DAI. … Continue reading Dementia and disability rights #DAW2017

Announcing a new Chapter in DAI’s Human Rights work

Thank you Professor Peter Mittler CBE As current Chair and CEO of Dementia Alliance International (DAI), I wish to announce that Professor Peter Mittler CBE has stepped aside from his role as Human Rights Advisor to our organisation, to take on an even more important role as the Human Rights Ambassador for both DAI and … Continue reading Announcing a new Chapter in DAI’s Human Rights work

Phyllis Fehr represents DAI at the 17th Session of the CRPD Committee

Mrs Phyllis Fehr, Board Member of the Dementia Alliance International (DAI) and Vice Chair of the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group (ODAG) presents in Geneva at the 17th Session of the CRPD Committee, March 20th, 2017. On March 17 2015,  Kate Swaffer, co-founder and then co-chair of Dementia Alliance International placed human rights for all people with dementia on … Continue reading Phyllis Fehr represents DAI at the 17th Session of the CRPD Committee